Patent Agent – Law Firm – Palo Alto, Calif.

cooleyCooley LLP is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual with substantive industry experience and a Ph.D. in biotechnology or a related field to join our busy life science focused patent counseling, prosecution, and litigation practice.

Duties include but are not limited to: conduct prior art database searches for patentability and freedom to operate analyses; analyze patent and scientific papers and documents to assist patent attorneys on patent prosecution, counseling, and litigation; draft patent applications and responses to office actions; and advise lawyers on technology issues in preparation for depositions.

Ph.D. in biotechnology or a related field required. Must have superb technical, written and verbal communication skills in English. Broad scientific knowledge in chemistry required. Individual must possess initiative, be a fast learner, and work well with others. Must be eligible to sit for the USPTO registration exam and otherwise meet the requirements for registration as a patent agent. Law school tuition assistance available to patent agent candidates. EOE.

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Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Palo Alto, California